Newly-crowned Yeangder TPC champion Prom Meesawat of Thailand is inspired to challenge for more glory when he heads to Hong Kong for the Hong Kong Open next month

Nicknamed the Big Dolphin due to his physique and because he hails from the coastal town of Hua Hin, the Black Mountain sponsored player was denied a grandstand finish by Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez in a play-off last year.

He will now have another chance to make amends for his near miss when the fabled championship makes it return from October 16 to 19.

Prom, who ended an eight-year title drought in Taiwan last week, however insisted he will not lose sleep over his defeat to Jimenez and is ready for another showdown with some of the world’s best players instead.

“Even though I lost in the play-off, the Hong Kong Open remains as a good memory to me. I’m always happy to go back to the course. The secret to doing well there is to play against the golf course and trust in your game,” said Prom.

“I finished second but I’m still happy with the result. I holed two eagles which is a good achievement on that golf course. I couldn’t do anything better than that,” he explained.

The Thai has enjoyed a good run of form on the Asian Tour this season where he has one win and has yet to miss a single cut in seven appearances.

“It is a golf course which suits my game. You don’t have to hit driver on every hole so hopefully my three-wood stays hot until the Hong Kong Open,” said Prom.